Helping Kids With the Anger of Divorce

Wayne Stocks —  In Emotional Impacts November 30, 2011 — 10 Comments

Welcome back to our series on dealing with the emotions of divorce.  One of the most cited emotional impacts of divorce on kids is anger.  They get angry with their parents.  They get angry that they were not consulted during the process.  They get angry about living in two houses.  They get angry about financial changes.  They get angry about having to change schools and move houses and on and on and on.  There are lots of things to be angry about.

The single most important thing you can do to help a child process and deal with their anger is to get them to talk about it.  Anger left unspoken and not dealt with will only simmer and grow.  Help the child to recognize and name their feelings of anger.  Explain to them that it is O.K. and normal to be angry.  The most important thing is not that we are angry but how we deal with it.  Teach them appropriate ways to deal with their anger.  Here at Divorce Ministry 4 Kids, we have created the following infographic to help you help kids deal with the anger that so often accompanies a divorce.

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